Part of the mission of the Do Great Things Initiative is to create passion in the students when it comes to planning for their future. Work place tours are a great way for students to envision themselves as working adults and create a desire for post-secondary education to fulfill their goals. KI, based in Green Bay, is a manufacturer of innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. Brian Krenke, CEO of KI and DGTI Board Member, and his team at KI organized a full-day immersive experience for a group of Green Bay West High School students.
CEO Brian Krenke, Green Bay West Grad ’85, Welcomed the Students
The students were then split into two groups. One group toured the manufacturing plant and the other group learned about the role of Human Resources at a company. The students then came together to hear about Customer Experience and Product Marketing. Throughout the day, the presentations were led by executives at KI who spoke about the responsibilities of their department to KI’s overall function and success.
Tour Continued at the Design and Development Center
After a break for lunch the students heard from executives from Design and Development, Project Engineering and Inside Sales.
As a teenager, it’s hard to understand the myriad of departments and roles within a large corporation. This remarkable tour took the students not only through the process of designing and making furniture, but also the countless other roles that are necessary for KI to have it’s longevity and success. There is no doubt the day was inspirational to the students and opened up the student’s minds to possible career aspirations.
The Do Great Things Initiative’s mission is to reduce experiential and economic barriers to accessing college educations for Green Bay West High School students. We work with the faculty and staff at the high school to help their students become college-ready, understand the financial aid process to maximize their tuition help and provide funding to alleviate their college tuition financial gap burden.
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